David Bashford

IndiePop + Sync Music Producer

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I specialize in producing music for indie & DIY artists, songwriters, and sync music makers

Hey there! Welcome to my page --

As an indie pop producer, I work with folks who are looking to transform their songs and demos into fully realized, polished productions. Whether you have an exact vision for the song, or need guidance from someone with an experienced and objective ear, I always will want what's best for the song and won't slip up in the execution.

Though I specialize in indie pop and sync music for ads/tv/film, I have a wide ranging network of live instrumentalists who allow me to work within just about any genre. My role is to make sure we discover a song's full potential.

Additionally and somewhat related, I also work as a session vocalist -- my voice is often compared to Michael Bublé and I'd love to offer my warm, smooth baritone vocals for your song. Message me to hear more samples of my vocals.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

9 Reviews

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  1. Review by Dallin H.
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    I've worked with David on over a dozen projects now. I keep coming back to him because he really knows how to elevate a project and is extremely talented. I always come away very very happy. I would highly recommend him without reservation.

  2. Review by Ziv Shalev
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    I had the pleasure meeting and working with David on this really gorgeous song. Lots of talent all around. Would be thrilled to collaborate again.

  3. Review by Cem S.
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    Very good co-operation.David is very kind and a very good singer.

  4. Review by Jeana
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    David is great to work with. Very communicative and professional. Highly recommended.

  5. Review by Sarah O’Connell
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    I have had the honor of working with David on four separate tracks. I am continually blown away every time I hear the final production! Everything has such a level of polish and just the right amount of ear candy which makes the music highly competitive for the Sync world. One song we worked on together was very personal as it dealt with the loss of my mother. David handled the song with such great care and even composed and played the piano arrangement for the track which added to the deep sentiment. Besides the level of quality in regards to production, David is so easy to work with!

  6. Review by Sarah O’Connell
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    I have had the honor of working with David on four separate tracks. I am continually blown away every time I hear the final production! Everything has such a level of polish and just the right amount of ear candy which makes the music highly competitive for the Sync world. One song we worked on together was very personal as it dealt with the loss of my mother. David handled the song with such great care and even composed and played the piano arrangement for the track which added to the deep sentiment. Besides the level of quality in regards to production, David is so easy to work with!

  7. Review by Spence H.
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    David and I are currently working on our seventh track together, and there's a reason I'm sure it won't be our last. He is an extremely skilled, patient, down-to-earth dude whose open-mindedness in the studio makes for really smooth song-making. He's very transparent about where his strengths lie, and if he can't get a piece of the job done you better believe he knows someone who can. Cannot recommend him highly enough!

  8. Review by Monica Rizzio
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    David did a recording for me and I was blown away by his professionalism, time frame in getting it done and overall production quality! A week after getting the song back we got a rep deal on it and I fully believe that David's production was the "special sauce." I am currently working on two more tracks with David and I can't wait to hear how they come out!

  9. Review by Marina Bennett
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    I've had the pleasure of working on several projects with David now as well as co-writing with him and he is SUCH an incredible producer/writer/mixer/vocalist/musician! I've had a song born from a scratchy voice memo and just my guitar and he's sent back production that completely elevated the song and brought it to life! He's very creative, respectful, and awesome with project management. He makes communication between all parties involved easy, including session players. I'd give him 10 stars if I could, he's really talented and your project will definitely shine with his magic touch on it!

Interview with David Bashford

  1. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  2. A: I've been producing music for over ten years, and have been working professionally out of my home studio for the past 6 years.

  3. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  4. A: Instead of layering as many sounds as possible, make sure each element is doing the most it can for the track -- I often find that less is more!

  5. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  6. A: Indie pop, soft pop, sync music, pop rock.

  7. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  8. A: I take a demo or scratch track of a song that you've written, and apply fresh instrumentation and sound design to turn it into a fully realized production.

  9. Q: What's your typical work process?

  10. A: When producing a song, I like to gather as much information as possible from you to figure out the goals for a song to make sure we're on the same page. Then, using either a scratch track or rough demo, I create a ~1min production sample, and once I confirm the song is going in the right direction, I'll flesh out the rest of the production until you are satisfied.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I have an acoustically treated home studio, and work off of an iMac. I use Logic Pro X as my DAW, and have two Yamaha HS7 monitors. I record with a Neumann TLM 103 microphone, using an Apogee Duet interface.

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Terms Of Service

Usual turn around time is two weeks, once I have all the materials and the project is funded. Revision policy is flexible -- I allow revisions within reason. Each project varies.

GenresSounds Like
  • Lennon Stella
  • Katelyn Tarver
  • Michael Bublé
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann TLM 103
  • East West Studios
  • Spitfire Libraries
  • Serum
  • Native Instruments
  • Output
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  • Awarded "Best Score" at NewFilmmakers LA Best of 2020 AwardsOct 28, 2020